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IBM Technology Partner Architect in Lagos, Nigeria

Introduction

The Technology Partner Architect is a technical sales role that utilizes technical expertise and plays a key contributor role in IBM Partner Ecosystem, a key growth engine for IBM. The Technology Partner Architect creates and maintains the trusted advisor relationships with partners to drive successful outcomes. The Technology Partner Architect participates in strategic technical discussions with partners and helps shape their technical agenda towards IBM's Growth Offerings. The Technology Partner Architect leads technical efforts and collaborates internally across IBM's technical experts to identify components and design winning solutions based on IBM Technologies.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Technology Partner Architect, you will:

  • develop broad-ranging expertise across the IBM technology portfolio to support your assigned partners,

  • Own the technical relationship with partners and work to establish a reputation as a trusted technology expert, and shape partner's technical agenda toward IBM's Growth offerings,

  • drive partners to adopt IBM technology as the basis for solutions and as part of their reference architectures,

  • enable partner's technical capability both pre-sales and delivery to ensure productive use of IBM technology,

  • collaborate with IBM technical specialists to identify components and design solutions for partners and clients,

  • Work closely with the sales team and provide technical expertise to ensure the business objectives are met.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Architectural Thinking,

  • Design Thinking,

  • Developing Applications and Architecture,

  • Project Management,

  • Strong Oral and Written Communication, and Presentation Skills,

  • Creative thinking and Problem-solving skills,

  • Business Development and Relationship Management,

  • Leadership and Management skills,

  • Apply IBM Mission/Vision/Strategy/Organization.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering,

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the IT industry,

  • IBM Selling Profession Certification is preferred,

  • Good knowledge of IBM Hybrid Cloud, IBM Middleware, IBM Data, AI, and Automation Technologies,

  • Good knowledge of container technologies (i.e., Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, Docker, and others),

  • Experience in Technical Sales or equivalent role is an advantage.

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About Business UnitIBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company's Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM's global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients' growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

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Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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